Friday, August 17, 2018

Forever beautiful: England calling


Yes, it's England calling and not just London calling!  Not sure why but this beautiful country shall always have a special place in my heart!

I learned so much when I studied there as a teen.  I met many wonderful young ladies and experienced so much.

I learned to be more independent.  I learned how to fend for myself.  I learned how to cope and I learned that, indeed, I was a very privileged kid.

Not many kids at that age would have had the opportunities that I did and for this I shall be eternally grateful.  The thing is that I did not really realize this until many years later but it is never too late to discover.

I visited England in 2014 to play chess at Windermere and I am planning to go again in January of 2019.  Hold on, England!  I am coming to see you once more!

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advisor, wishing you a terrific day.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Great times: Memories of the Tabi Stores


I have to admit that shopping at the Tabi stores was probably one of my most cherished and favourite memories.  Mom and I were treated to wonderful service from our favourite sales lady, Nouri.

Nouri was not just our favourite sales lady, she was a friend and a confidante.  Nouri always had time for us.  She helped us to choose our clothes, took time to make sure that we were happy and satisfied, and she always took time to chat with us.

I never got tired of shopping at the Tabi stores.  I loved to smell the new clothes and to examine all of Nouri's suggestions.  When I had enough vision to see what I was buying, I would simply love to spend time among the racks, matching and mixing outfits.

There are so many happy memories for me and even after she was transferred from the Fairview Mall to downtown, we still kept in touch. As I write this, I wonder what Nouri is up to these days and I can only wish and hope that she is well and enjoying whatever she is doing. Such a unique and unusual person!

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advisor, wishing you a terrific day.

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There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids with their wide-eyed smiles and infectious laughter is secured forever.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A pleasure to have worked with you: Good luck, Melanie


From time to time one is lucky to meet a very unusual person and this is exactly how I felt when I met Melanie Charron at Elections Canada.  She was unique because she understood and she knew exactly what to do.  She was innovative and insightful and she always seemed to know what to do before I asked her a question.

I met Melanie in February 2014 and had the pleasure of working with her until March 2018. It was a great experience for me and I learned a lot from her.

Whenever I traveled to Ottawa to attend one of the face-to-face meetings hosted by Elections Canada, Melanie was always there to lend a helping hand.  Her guiding techniques were first class and her commitment to attention was second to none.  Melanie knew how to communicate with me as someone who is vision-impaired.

At my last meeting she went beyond the call of duty to place a dongle on the door to my hotel room; a very thoughtful and innovative action.

Good luck, Melanie!  I am going to miss you!

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advisor, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit
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There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids with their wide-eyed smiles and infectious laughter is secured forever.

And now my weekly podcast!
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Friday, August 10, 2018

A wonderful young man: Working with Shane


I met Shane in 2017 when I visited Seneca College to write one of my law exams and he is probably one of the most patient support technicians that I have met in a very long time.  Not only is he patient but he is thorough and intuitive.

I have had to call on Shane's services in times of need when I required assistance to sort out email clients and more.  Shane has never made me uncomfortable nor has he seemed to be uncomfortable with working with me as a vision-impaired person.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advisor, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit
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There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids with their wide-eyed smiles and infectious laughter is secured forever.

And now my weekly podcast!
From recipes to apps, and 5 minute mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs and scam alerts!
www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

A joy to work with: He is my favorite customer service techie


His name is Imad and it does appear to me that there is nothing that he cannot do.  He is smart and savvy but above all he knows how to explain things to me, especially so as to someone who is vision-impaired.

I have known Imad for many years now.  He is so aware of my requirements and he knows how to work with me.  He takes his time to explain things to me and he is so very patient.  The most important thing is that he is not afraid to work with me as someone who is vision-impaired.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advisor, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit 
www.donnajodhan.com.

There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids with their wide-eyed smiles and infectious laughter is secured forever.

And now my weekly podcast!
From recipes to apps, and 5 minute mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs and scam alerts!
www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

A hard nut to crack: When Sophie followed my example


Sophie has been my hairdresser for several years now and for the most part I have been very happy with her services. But every now and then she somehow forgets to follow my instructions and here is where she decides to do her own thing, as they say. 

So, how do I deal with this?  I just need to be very much on the ball.  To follow her every step of the way and to make sure that she does exactly what I want or wish her to do. 

The other day I decided to take matters into my own hands.  I decided to take a razor and trace out my outline at the back of my head and presto!  It sure worked!  At the end of my haircut we were both very happy.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advisor, wishing you a terrific day.

If you would like to learn more about me as an author then I invite you now to visit
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There you will not only learn about me as an author but you will also gain insights into my campaign against bullying and why I strongly believe that you need to consider joining me in order to insure that the future of our kids with their wide-eyed smiles and infectious laughter is secured forever.

And now my weekly podcast!
From recipes to apps, and 5 minute mysteries to tips for entrepreneurs and scam alerts!
www.donnajodhan.com/takeanother5.html

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